D. T. Suzuki Museum, Kanazawa

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Explore peaceful and thoughtfully designed spaces while becoming acquainted with a world-renowned Buddhist philosopher at D. T. Suzuki Museum. In a modern and minimalist setting conceived by architect Taniguchi Yoshio, explore the work and philosophies of Suzuki, who was instrumental in bringing Eastern ideas into mainstream Western thought. Investigate the three buildings arranged around a tranquil central pond, including the Contemplative Wing, dedicated solely to peaceful reflection. Its four open walls reveal the surrounding pond, while its hard lines and unembellished aspect inspire meditative introspection. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to D. T. Suzuki Museum by using our Kanazawa trip planner .
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  • And may be found in the exhibition but did not know how to of daisetsu Suzuki, a pond (pool? ) For forgetting to contemplation while watching the surface of the water, nice but vague I think. There is various discounts. I thought people abroad quite a lot, is a very good move slapstick in groups, talking in a loud voice and in the staff note.
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  • Just zen... don't go there to discover one of the 7th wonder of the world... you won't find it. The museum is small very smal so take your time to enjoy each of the very few places. Just take you time...  more »
  • Early in the morning to was able to visit the people sparse, slowly savoring this space. Visit in person if possible, quietly want to indulge in meditation. More tourists in recent years, Kanazawa was loud, so places like this could be valuable.
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  • The museum of the Buddhist Zen master D. T. Suzuki. Not only the architecture but the philosophy of the whole complex gives you an unbelievable calm while strolling in and around it. The inexpensive entry fee make it worthy of your time spending in there. If you ever come to Kanazawa, this is the must visit place. Definitely recommend it.
  • You get a real sense of tranquility here, spend a few hours just sitting and watching the seasons pass
  • Nice little museum. It is a very short visit, so don't hesitate to take your time. The architecture of the building is interesting. A little trail/path behind the museum leads to Kenroku-En.
  • My husband and I's favourite sight in Kanazawa. Amazing experience walking through the building and learning about DT Suzuki and Buddhist philosophy, everything is so zen and minimal. Great place to just watch the pond and trees, listen to nature. Highly recommended :)
  • place worth visiting. rich spiritual experience

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